UNEMSA is the official student body representing over 300 students within the Joint Medical Program at the University of New England (UNE). UNEMSA organises events, liaises with faculty, encourages student professional development, and represents its students in the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA).
The UNE School of Rural Medicine (SRM) is at the forefront of Australian medical education and is subject to an increasing
public profile. The school continues to have significant media and government attention due to our:
•Focus on rural medicine
•Participation in Australia’s only Joint Medical Program
•Establishment as a means to address remote health inequity
UNEMSA underwent primitive stages of development in 2008 and was finally established in 2009, a year after the birth of the Joint Medical Program and the UNE medical faculty as whole.
We are a student-run organisation independent of the University and Faculty; with a student elected executive committee overseeing the management of the organisation. This is coupled with the support of UNEMSA's members.
Full membership of UNEMSA is available to all medical students enrolled at the University of New England.